For Spring/Summer 2014, the Nicole Farhi label focused on texture to add depth and intrigue to the collection whose sole focus was on classic menswear. The silhouette was neither slim nor slouchy while the color scheme felt slightly flat. However, we thought a suede jacket worn by Robbie Wage and the textured bowler shirts were all quite fetching.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
E. Tautz's Spring/Summer 2014 collection focused on its Saville Row heritage and a time in Saville Row's history called the peacock revolution, where, the world converged on London to share tradition, culture, and fashion. So it's fitting that the references to this season are worldly, with the universally flattering color of black being a main focus. The end result of this melting pot collection was that it was a stark departure from E. Tautz's usual offerings and instead offered a much more adventurous collection that will still appeal to its core base.
After years in Milan, Burberry Prorsum returns to its native London. When Burberry announced that it was abandoning Milan to show in London, it added extra catalyst to the fire that's been burning in London and that flame grew brighter because of it. For its first menswear show back in London, Christopher Bailey was inspired by writers and poets and therefore the ultra skinny cigarette pants he's known for were relaxed and slouchy. In fact, every look had a slouch look from the knits to the outerwear. There were painters smokers in shades of lavender while other colors that pervaded the collection were jewel-toned. It was a quintessential collection made for Brits: layers upon layers for chilly Spring and Summer days. The styling, per usual, was exceptional while the accessories were fewer in shapes and options, there were plenty to gawk at.
Technical fabrics melded with street culture for Christopher Shannon's Spring/Summer 2014 collection. The result was a series of flamboyance meets thug looks that offered plenty to observe and desire, like floral print outfit and the final three looks of rubbery, neoprene shirts with patent shorts, all of which took dandy to a new level.
Christopher Raeburn took us back to nature for his Spring/Summer 2014 collection. Fresh-faced models walked the runway donning foliage-patterned clothes, some with large backpacks, ready to brave Mother Nature. Though the collection was undoubtedly sporty in concept, the tailoring and fabric finishes left no doubt that these clothes would be better suited for the urban jungle than a weekend of camping with the boys.
Shaun Samson's sporty Spring/Summer 2014 collection was a play of duality from hard/soft, covered/uncovered and light/dark. Bare-chested models were scattered throughout the show and offered a bit of eye-candy while the clothes on their back were soft and often translucent while other looks were more youthful and sporty, with the entire show show a strong street influence. Samson's lighthearted collection was a nice departure from the sometimes deluge of classic suiting in London.